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Report Says Ships' Tainted Ballast Water Threatens Great Lakes with Foreign Organisms
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Oceangoing freighters that claim to be empty of ballast water before entering the Great Lakes routinely carry organisms that endanger the water bodies, a new report shows.

Canadian Inuit Leader Wins Norway's Sophie Environment Prize
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

Canadian Inuit leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier won the 2005 Sophia environment prize Wednesday for drawing attention to the impact of climate change and pollution on the traditional lifestyles of the Arctic's indigenous people and others.

New Pope Could Swing Bible Debate on Environment
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Alister Doyle and Ed Stoddard, Reuters

The new pope being chosen by cardinals in the Vatican may have a huge impact on the environment depending upon which side he favours in the centuries-old Biblical debate about whether humans should exploit or safeguard nature, experts say.

Last Shipment of High-Level Radioactive Waste Leaves Colorado
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Robert Weller, Associated Press

The last shipment of high-level radioactive waste in the $7 billion cleanup of the former Rocky Flats nuclear weapons plant rumbled off to a dump site in New Mexico.

Burlco's Recycling Project is Garbage In, Gas Out
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Tom Avril, The Philadelphia Inquirer

At the Burlington County landfill, some entrepreneurs have discovered a way to cut the costs of garbage collection, lessen reliance on foreign oil, reduce global warming, and make money all at the same time.

Site Work on New York State Wind Farm Expected to Begin Next Week
April 20, 2005 12:00 AM - Steve Virkler, Watertown (NY) Daily Times

Construction on the Maple Ridge Wind Farm is scheduled to begin late next week, but don't expect to see turbine parts coming through the north country for a few months.

Constitutional Court Upholds Austrian Province's Ban on Nighttime Truck Traffic
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press

Austria's Constitutional Court announced Monday it has upheld a western province's ban on truck traffic at night, saying the benefits for the environment outweighed financial losses.

Norway's Disputed Whaling Season Opens with Higher Quota than Last Year
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Doug Mellgren, Associated Press

The world's only commercial whaling season opened in Norway on Monday, with about 30 boats pursuing their highest quota since the country resumed the hunt in 1993.

Brando Island to Become Luxury Resort
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Howard Breuer, Reuters

It was near where he filmed "Mutiny on the Bounty," and fell in love with his Tahitian co-star. Years later, it was Marlon Brando's retreat, where he would lie on the beach and marvel at the night sky.

Honduran Activist Priest Says He'll Use Environmental Prize Money to Build Ecology Center
April 19, 2005 12:00 AM - Freddy Cuevas, Associated Press

A Roman Catholic priest who has been awarded an environmental prize for his work to achieve reforms in the forestry industry said Monday he will use the money to build an ecological center where he can continue his work.

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